What is A.R.E.?

Association for Research and Enlightenment, the non-profit organization founded by Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) in 1931 in Virginia Beach, Va., to help people transform their lives for the better, through research, education, and application of core concepts found in the Cayce readings and kindred materials. Since Cayce's day, there has been an active and important A.R.E. community in New York City.

What is A.R.E. of New York?

A.R.E.-logoThe non-profit organization formed by a core group of service-oriented volunteers inspired by the Edgar Cayce readings with the blessing of the global A.R.E.

We are a diverse community of like-minded people seeking spiritual growth, meaning and purpose in our lives. In 1997, after 5 years of planning and fundraising, a dedicated group of volunteers opened the current Center in midtown Manhattan, and in 2004 expanded it to its current home.

Our Center offers a variety of programs, activities and groups for individual spiritual growth, holistic health and fellowship compatible with the teachings in the Edgar Cayce readings, including:

  • Body-Mind-Spirit Health & Well Being
  • Meditation & Inner Guidance
  • Psychic & Intuitive Development
  • Dreams
  • Reincarnation
  • Prayer
  • Music & Sound Vibrations
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Consciousness Evolution
  • Angels and Spirit Guides
  • Energy & Alternative Healing

Holistic Health Practitioners

holistichealthpractitionerCenter practitioners offer individual sessions for the well-being of body, mind, emotions and spirit. They have been carefully chosen for the quality of their services and compatibility with the holistic principles in the Cayce readings. Room Rentals are available for approved freelancers.

Psychic & Intuitive Readers

Center practitioners provide guidance for personal growth and evolution to your highest potential. They have been carefully chosen for the quality of their services and compatibility with the spirit of the Cayce readings. Room Rentals are available for approved freelancers.

Ongoing Holistic Events & Groups

Weekly/monthly gatherings let you explore your body-mind-spirit connection—as well as your connection to universal consciousness, or God. Talented teachers and guides help you awaken to your multi-dimensional self.

Cayce Books & Remedies Store

Our Bookstore sells books, CDs & DVDs that support and supplement the Cayce readings and related Center events. We offer NYC’s largest selection of Cayce-inspired books and remedies for holistic health. Members save 10% on bookstore purchases.

Spiritual Growth Groups

These free weekly groups are open to all seekers. Donations are gratefully accepted. They include Cayce Classic study and support groups including A Search For God, Prayers for Healing, Meditation, Dreams and Prosperity.

Learn Intuitive & Healing Arts

The Center’s gifted teachers offer practical training to help you develop your psychic, intuitive and healing abilities in a supportive environment guided by universal spiritual ideals.

Psychic & Health Fairs

Join us once a month for a full-day Psychic & Health Fair where you can explore psychic and intuitive readings as well as energy and alternative healing in 20-minutes session for $30. Admission to the fair is free, and you can attend free workshops during the fair that preview upcoming workshops or classes. Sign up for sessions at reception the day of the fair. First come, first served. Check our website or e-newsletter a few days before each fair for a list of services and workshops (subject to change).


We have a large lending library for Members with an extensive collection of books on Cayce, spirituality, reincarnation, dreams, psychic phenomena, etc. In 2012, the library was named the Ruth Becker Fortell Memorial Library in honor of our longtime volunteer librarian. 

Important Note

The courses, programs and consultations made available at A.R.E./N.Y.C. Center are offered to individuals seeking personal growth, wellness or knowledge of the materials presented, and not as medical, psychological or other professional services. Those seeking professional help are advised that the A.R.E./N.Y.C. Center is not itself qualified or licensed to provide such help and that they should consult an appropriately qualified and licensed professional. Referrals may be available with the understanding that A.R.E./N.Y.C. Center disclaims all liability that may arise in connection with these referrals.

ARE-HQ-logoA.R.E. Virginia Beach

We are affiliated with the global A.R.E. in Virginia Beach. Visit their website for Cayce health & wellness information, online resources for spiritual growth and more. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/visitARE.aspx

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